Sunday, December 21, 2014

Butter Biscuits - Bakery Style / Fake Butter Biscuits | Vegan Cookies Recipes

I totally love these white, puffy biscuits which we get in the bakeries in India. My grandma even used to make this with her small electric oven she had at home. I honestly did not even think of attempting to make these at home. But with the holiday season and all the cookies I have been planning to bake, I thought why not try this. I came across this recipe and gave it a go. As the name indicates it is not made with butter but with oil or shortening. 
Makes 12-15 cookies
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt -  a dash
Oil - 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp (see notes below)
Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Sieve the dry ingredients together for a couple of minutes. Add the oil little by little to form a crumbly mixture (not a dough exactly). You may or may not need the 1 tbsp of oil, if you could form firm balls with the crumbly mixture do not add the 1 tbsp. Make small balls and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten it ever so slightly. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes. When done, the cookies will appear a little cracked at the top but still be too soft. It will harden as it cools. 
Use shortening instead of oil if desired. If the specified amount is not enough try adding more teaspoon at a time as needed.


  1. Hi,
    I tried this. Taste was wonderful. But I overbaked it.... I left only for 10 min i 180 C still the cookies turned brown....

    I think I am making a mistake. A technical question. I have a OTG that has heating rods in the top and bottom. While baking cookies and cake which rod should be on?

    1. Vidya, thanks for the feedback. I have not used the OTG. But I think the top rack would be a good choice in OTG


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